Almqvist is smart though, players with high hockey IQ and talent like his are hard to come by.
He's definitely undersized, and has a lot of work to do, but I think he has a decent shot at developing into a player.
I view Almqvist as a smarter and more talented version of Meech. I think he'll be a 7th NHL dman on call that can step in and eat minutes while filling in for injuries. To me Billins has looked better this year.